Swamplandia by Karen Russell is the August selection for the Inspired by Reading Book Club. I read this book when it first came out. I was so engaged by Karen Russel's lyrical prose and lush descriptions of the flora and fauna of the Everglades that the book has remained a favorite of mine. I also found the story of grieving and survival compelling. The book has been on my mind for some time and a way to capture the book and the setting in jewelry has been as well. So you could say I had a head start on being inspired by this month's selection.
Recently I made a series of toggle clasps inspired by this book and Karen Russel's phrase "A Sawtooth Age." And since I have begun a series of copper beads on the same theme but they are not far enough along to photograph.
I also blogged about some of these clasps on ArtBeadScene Toggle clasps inspired by Swamplandia and the phrase "a sawtooth age." by Karen Russell.
To see what the others made, please check out Andrew Thornton's post for today. And the list of participants below: